The architect Kengo Kuma presented to the Architectural Council of Moscow his first project in the Russian capital — high-rise residential complex on Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Kengo Kuma presented the artfully made, holistic concept of the environment, which, despite being unusual, could become the model example to “deal with” the riverside.
The facades of the complex will be made of matte anodized aluminum, which will reflect the light and create an effect of lightness and transparency. The total area of the complex is 360 thousand square meters.
Public spaces will also be created in addition to housing and social facilities. Furthermore, the project involves the first basement floor with parking and a small indoor garden.
“The location of this project is very important for Moscow, because it’s near the Moscow River, which is the new center of activity in Moscow. The aim of the project is to combine the big boulevard and the riverside; and it can change dramatically the urban environment of the location” says Kengo Kuma.
“Our project in Moscow is kind of a “gate” which connects the city and the river. This is an ideal project to combine the courtyard, various activities and the river. We’ve been working together to create this kind of new prototype which will connect nature and the city.
It can be the new prototype not only for Moscow; it can be the new prototype for every city in this century” continues the architect. Source and images via Archcouncil of Moscow.